Sale 2457 - Early Printed Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, October 17, 2017

117 ● AESCHYLUS. Tragoediae VII. Greek text, edited by Pietro Vettori. [8], 395 pages. 4to, 238x159 mm, 18th-century mottled calf, spine attractively gilt with morocco lettering piece; occasional light toning, dampstain in lower outer corner of opening leaves, early partly scored signatures on title.Armorial bookplate of Sir John Osborn, 5th Baronet (1772-1848). HANDSOME COPY . [Geneva]: Henri Estienne, 1557 [1,500/2,500] FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK , including the previously unpublished Agamemnon,“the greatest Aeschylean tragedy, and one of the great masterpieces ofWestern dramatic literature”—Schreiber 145. GLN-2029; Hoffmann I, 34. 118 ● AMMIANUS MARCELLINUS. Rerum gestaru[m] libri XVIII . . . Librum trigesimumprimum qui in exemplari Frobeniano non habetur, adiecimus ex codici Mariangeli Accursii. 513 [i. e., 543] pages. 8vo, 169x108 mm, later 17th-/early 18th-century vellum boards with spine title in ink, 4 conspicuous holes through rear joint not affecting contents; light soiling on title, intermittent underscoring and partly cropped marginalia, extensive notes on endleaves. Signature of Joshua Allen dated 1749 on title. Paris: Robert Estienne, 1544 [400/600] FIRST ESTIENNE EDITION of the Roman history by a 4th-century A.D. Greek author who wrote in Latin. Renouard I, 61(17); this edition not in Schreiber. 117 118 ESTIENNE PRESS Lots 117-128 SEE ALSO LOTS 44, 45, 46, 262